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Debate Score:644
Arguments:124
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technology is more a boon than a bane to society. Do you agree? (Clenn)

YES

Side Score: 503
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NO

Side Score: 141
25 points

Yes i agree. Although mankind have made things that can kill us through technology, technology also help us various ways such as: Food,Drinks,Entertainment.

Side: YES
rhaaj(4) Disputed
6 points

I disagree with your statement. Technology will never kill the man kind if they use it in the right way.Technology improve the society and it advanced the atmosphere.With technology the world be awesome there will be many changes and LIFE WILL BE USEFUL!!!

(RHAAJ)

Side: NO
Emmanuell(16) Disputed
6 points

However, Mankind has created different things to kill mankind, for example, terrorists can now activate bombs by using cellphone

Side: YES
Safwan98(15) Disputed
1 point

Wrong Rhaaj

Sometimes technology bring about laziness. For example, How many people would like to give out their hands to help out your parents? Probably you would say " Aiiiyaaa, dont need help la. Play computer games la. Technology Awesome!". "By the way, mum, I asked a robot to help clean up the room".

If we continue on like this, we would be like in the WALL-E movie. All the humans grow fat and lazy. Technology rule us all.

(safwan, 2N1) Excelsior!

Side: YES
XiHeng(7) Disputed
1 point

I disagree with you because technology doesn't really helped much with food or drink, maybe a few such but mainly we can't say the success of food and drinks is due to technology..that is just wrong... And what do you mean mankind made things that could kill us ? i don't understand that sentence... So,in conclusion, i want to say technology is a bane towards food and drinks and maybe even entertainment .

Side: NO
Micmacmoc(2260) Disputed
1 point

"Mankind have made things that can kill us through technology"

So you are aware that many technological advances have lead to the death of many? Good.

However, you went on to say that:

"Technology also help us various ways such as: Food, Drinks, Entertainment"

This implies that you are suggesting that these more trivial things outweigh life? Correct me if I am wrong, but it sounds as though you are telling me that life isn't as important as some of these things? You would sacrifice thousands of lives (which has been done, and is what you are defending) for the sake of these things?

Side: NO
16 points

There is so much advantages of technology. If you have good technology in your classroom, let's say projector,laptop, the teacher can teach his students more efficiently, unlike writing in the chalkboard that will take hours. And technology provides better visual aids, unlike drawing it in the board.

I can't think of any disadvantages, though. But I think, these technologies sometimes break down unexpectedly, or hard to set up and consumes much electricity.So i agree that technology has a better advantage.( CindyKoo )

Side: YES
Micmacmoc(2260) Disputed
1 point

"I can't think of any disadvantages though"

Really? Do you know nothing? Just look through wars in history and you will see that technology has taken millions and millions of lives. Some bad things about technology:

1) Bombs

I don't know how many millions of lives have been claimed by bombs, but I am sure that the number is astonishingly huge, and it is a number that may make people cringe.

2) Guns

Millions of lives have been taken by guns, too. Guns and bombs were made to kill - and there is little more purpose to them than that. Is taking lives ever a good thing? Can you defend the loss of human life for the sake of wanting to text a smiley face to someone?

3) Bad drugs

Many bad drugs may have started with the intention of being good, but the fact is that just in America, 100 people die from drug overdoses every day. These may even be originally good drugs with the intention of being used for good things, but sometimes that is not the case. I don't know how many people die worldwide from drugs but for 100 to die every day in one country has to be something.

4) Bagpipes

Yes, they're just annoying.

5) Social Networking sites

Nine of ten teenagers have witnessed bullying on social networking sites such as Facebook and there are all sorts of negative things that surrounds them. Privacy isn't an easy thing to acquire on all of these sites and many people suffer because of that.

Have a quick scan of the link below to see some terrible stories that derive because of Facebook. Are any of them good?

Conclusion

A number of these examples have taken millions of lives themselves, and combined they form something terrible. To say that they're okay, though, is ridiculous. To say that we can bomb and take lives for the sake of a "good projector, laptop" is ridiculous.

Supporting Evidence: Ten Terrible Facebook Stories (www.oddee.com)
Side: NO
Facadeon(510) Disputed
1 point

But we would have a billion more dead in the world than today, without the medication.

Back then, a single scratch could easily turn septic and kill them.

Side: YES
13 points

Yes I agree. People can misuse technology, bully their victims. Cyber bully often causes more harm than physical bully. Cyber bully can occur anywhere and anytime.It can lead people to death as the person insulted him/her......

Side: YES
DurianBoy(10) Disputed
6 points

I do agree some points but think about it if people use the technology more responsibly the number of cyber bullying case will be decreasing but because of some irresponsible people that is why technology is being misused nowadays

Side: NO
KnightLordZ(2) Clarified
1 point

How do you expect people to use technology more responsibly?

Side: YES
Shuhadah(11) Disputed
1 point

however, when they get cyber bullied, they could ask help from parents or teachers on how they could solve this problem. if the case gets extreme, the victim could actually report it to the police to seek help so that the culprit of the cyber bullying will be caught.

Side: NO
ScarlettMSJ(2) Disputed
-1 points

No, I believe that no matter what harm and disadvantages that technology had done to us in the past, I still strongly believe that technology is more a boon than a bane to society. This is because the main reason technology (things) are invented is to make a task easier to perform. Also, technology makes tasks easier, quicker, more efficient, and better.

Side: NO
13 points

technology has a better advantage in our daily life compared to the disadvantages.technology has help us in communicating with family members who may be in overseas and know how their doing.Example, a relative goes overseas can occasionally chat with the relative to check on how he/she is doing.So i think that technology has a better advantage in our daily life. (Written By : JodieTok )

Side: YES
CindyKoo(13) Disputed
8 points

Techonology sometimes are troublesome when there are technical problems, it is very hard to fix it and sometimes take very long to fix it.

Side: NO
12 points

Yes, I do agree that technology is more of a boon than a bane to society.Technology has evolved over the years and revolutionized our lives.There are many types of technology like information technology, biotechnology and medical technology. One of the most influential technologies is medical technology.

(Written by : jianyuan)

Side: YES
12 points

Yes I agree because technology is very useful. Technology has helped us a lot throughout our lives. For example, the computer has helped us to work, do our homework and also communicate with our friends. Also without technology, a lot of things in Singapore would not exist now.

written by : Nicholas Tay

Side: YES
11 points

Sometimes technology brings no harm but sometimes it does for example, cyber bullying.With technology, people nowadays cannot find answers to their questions or they may not find information for their homework or work. For example, people who want to comminucate with one another but cannot do it face to face, they can do it through their handphones or email. Therefore i say that technology is more of a advantage than a disadvantage. (Umairah, 2N1)

Side: YES
keerthika(12) Disputed
1 point

I disagree with umairah as firstly, she said that people are unable to find answers for their questions but nowdays people are feeling lazy to analyze through the infomation to find the answers for their questions and they just find infomation that is not enough or unnessasary.It will at least take 15 to 30 minutes to find a proper answer. Secondly, she pointed out that people are unable to communicate face to face online but people can use the video call icon on top while chatting in Facebook. This help people to communicate face to face with others.Finally, i'm a bit confused with what umairah has wrote in the last line as she said that "technology is more of a advantage than a disadvantage" after she pointed out the disadvantages in her argument.

Side: NO
11 points

I agree that technology is more of boon than a bane as it offers many different advantages and disadvantages. It depends on how a person uses the technology that is being given to the user. Example of technology includes social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. People can also advertise for their business on such sites as many people uses them and it will attract attention from the users from that site. People also can connect with their friends locally or globally on such social networking sites as they are easily accessible via computers that are widely used. By using this site users can add friends that they know. Thus the friend that they add will be able to read and get the latest information on what their friends are doing. Sometimes when people are in the public transport they can take out their smartphone and use it. So, i conclude that technology is more of a boon than a bane if it is placed on proper uses.

Written by Brandon Goh

Side: YES
11 points

main point

yes i agree is more useful to the society,it helps the society in many ways to improve our ECONOMIC.Technology is our daily life use.We use it every day,like tapping our EZLINK card to enter the MRT station.Technology also helps to make new softwares,computers,latops and games.Technology is also involve in network system.Technology is used around the whole world which is very important.Technology is also used in PLANES,JETS,TANKS,CARS and WAR WEAPONS.Therefore Technology is very important and we must use it wisely not by abusing.

(RHAAJ)

Side: YES
peer(1) Disputed
5 points

Since this this technology is used in war machines, it means it creates harm right so I think technology has become more of a bane then a boon as it harms or kill people.

Side: NO
11 points

Yes I agree. Technology allow people lives much more easier. For example, people in the past experience difficulty working and doing extra work that otherwise nowadays consider as being taken care of by technology. Technology allow people to communicate to other parts of the world in mere seconds using social network or skype. Perhaps we should say it is more of a boon than a bane? You see technology also improve people daily life. Technology also improve on the economy sector and decreasing pollution. Though it may seem that technology is producing more pollution to the environment, in fact it is the opposite. People improve and innovate the current technology into a greener and cleaner technology. For example, innovators compete each other to innovate a car that produce pollution and after that turning that into a greener and more of a cleaner car. Various implementation of technology involves improving the efficiency of human productivity. Examples include machinery that help human produce cars and so on and so forth.

Do you ever think about going into a starship and warp driving to another part of the universe? That is part of technology. Technology revolutionarize the human mind and the entire earth. Technology is improving every day's life and everyday, a product is invented. Excelsior!

(Submitte by safwan 2N1)

Side: YES
11 points

Yes I agree that technology is more of a boon than a bane in society as we can make more friends through the social sites such as facebook and twitter. we can also send mail or talk to relative through phones and computer etc. We could also research and make things through technology in our daily life. Technology allows people to search for information on computers which allowing us to complete our stuffs.

Written by: Aik Siong

Side: YES
11 points

Yes i agree that technology is more a boon than a bane to society because nowadays techology is use almost in everything we do. Either we use it in a good way or bad way.For example we,students could use technology to do research instead of searching for information in the library books.Using technology is much more efficient. Techology is like a faster and easier way to do things.

Side: YES
11 points

Yes, I agree that technology is more a boon than a bane to society. Technology allows us to find information from the Internet easier and faster. There are useful information such as articles posted online and etc. Examples are like, some of us are very busy with our homework, and we do not have time to visit the library, we can search information online instead. Therefore, techonology is more a boon as it helps us save time.

(Written by Rachel)

Side: YES
10 points

I agree that technology is more of boon than a bane as it offers many different advantages and disadvantages. It depends on how a person uses the technology that is being given to the user and how the user puts the technology to proper use.

Example of technology includes social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. People can also advertise for their business on such sites as many people uses them and it will attract attention from the users from that sites. People also can connect with their friends locally or globally on such social networking sites as they are easily accessible via smartphones or computers that are widely used. By using this site users can add friends that they know and they can also share about things that are happening or updating their statuses. Thus the friend that they add will be able to read and get the latest information on what their friends are doing.

With this, i conclude that technology is more of a boon than a bane if it is placed on proper uses.

Written By:Logan Lau Guan Ping

Side: YES
10 points

Yes,i agree.It depends on how a person uses the technology that is being given to the user and how the user puts the technology to proper use. People can advertise about their business and this advertisement can reach out to the whole world and they will attract more customers. It makes it easier now with technology to communicate from people around the world. Information can also be found easily. With technology, informations are in your fingertips!

Side: YES
3 points

Let’s say I wasn’t helpful and didn’t provide a definition of intensive-explicit instruction, but you wanted to know what it meant. What would you do? Google it, of course. That’s the power of technology. SUPPORT U !

Side: YES
10 points

i agree that the technology is more Boon than bane. if students were to have projects, they could use the technology to surf the net to search for information on the project. also, if students are not able to meet up for the project, they could use social networking sites such as facebook to communicate with the other group members. Therefore, using technology is an advantage to the society.

written by : Nur Shuhadah 2N1

Side: YES
10 points

Yes. Technologies like internet helps us in school life as we can use required website for our projects homeworks and etc.Now days we are able to install apps in our phones and explore them conveniently such as google,wikipedia,dictionary.com and facebook.Sometimes we need many infomations from the internet and technologies are helpful in helping us to save the information we want for work or school. We are able to restrict websites we are not supposed to explore.In overall, technologies are more convenient and helpful in our lives.

Written By: keerthika 2n1

Side: YES
10 points

Yes i agree. Technology is now very efficient and convienient as we can communicate with with relatives and friend overseas without having to fly over; by using msn and webcam. We can also Skype them when we are free to see if they are enjoying themselves there.

Side: YES
10 points

Yes I agree. There are useful informations on the social network. Useful informations such as articles and links can help us save time while doing work as we do not have to search things slowly. For example, if we are busy with work and do not have time to visit the library, we can just take out 5 minutes of our time and visit the social network and we can find the thing we want very soon and easily. Therefore, technology is more of a boon because it helps us seach informations easily and it saves time.

Written by Yelyn Chua

Side: YES
10 points

Yes i agree.Technology is more of a boon than a bane to society. We use handphones and Social Networking to communicate with our friends. Handphones allow us to talk to our friends who are further away from us and it is portable that allow us to carry it anywhere.

Side: YES
10 points

I think that technology can be useful to our life.First of all it can be use to express our feeling through networking sites like twitter or facebook.Secondly technology can also make our life easier like do a drawing on the internet than you drawing a picture.Without technology people will need to take face to face but with the use of technology you just have to send a message and do not need to travel so far to meet the person.(By Jack)

Side: YES
10 points

I do agree that technology is more a boon than a bane to society. Technology like mobile phones can help us when we are in need for help or in danger. For example, when we are in danger like a fire stuation, we can immediately call for help from the fire department. Therefore, technology is an advantage to society.

Side: YES
9 points

Technology allows us to find information easier because some people sometimes do not have time to go to the library to find information from the books so using the technology to find information is much more convienient. We can also use technology to kill time like using your handheld device to play games but be careful not to play too much or your grades will go down (Terry)

Side: YES
9 points

Yes,I Agree.Technology have more advantages than disadvatnages,it is useful to the society.Why do i say that? Technology is the core of the Internet and the internet have tons and tons of social networking sites such as Facebook,Twitter,etc... These social networking sites make our social lives wider,these kind of sites can help us make new friends .There are tons of reasons why technology is more of a boon than a bane but a good one is also that you can live through memories on these sites.For example,when you post a picture or video on facebook,it will always be there.Whenever you feel like living through the memories,you could just go to your own profile and remenience.With these kind of technology,you could never feel bored when your own the internet.Social networking sites is also another way of communication,using facebook or twitter you can talk to friends and family even when they are not around.So,in conclusion, i agree that technology is more of a boon than a bane to society ,it does have more advantages than disadvantages.

Written by:

Ng Xi Heng (31) 2N1

Side: YES
9 points

Yes i agree that technology is more boon than a bane to society as we regularly uses technology to entertain ourself, checking for information, asking friends if there is home work on that day or solutions for question. We also can make more friends on the internet like facebook twitter or emodo. (done by wei hao.)

Side: YES
9 points

Technology has more advatages than disadvatages, as social networks allow people from different parts of the world to communicate with each other.For example facebook is one of the most popular social network. Most people have an facebook account as they can discuss their projects or any other assignments on it. Another popular social network is wikipedia this network allows people to post informations that they know about the world this helps so many people in the world who are keen to know about the world.So i think that technology has more advatages than disadvantages to the society.

Side: YES
rhaaj(4) Clarified
1 point

you spell your advantages wrongly so please make a correction

Side: YES
9 points

Yes, i agree. Technology is now used by almost everybody in the world. And also people of all ages uses technology, either for entertainment or just for reading news articles online. It is very useful for housewifes who are always at home to connect with their friends online since they dont have the chance to go out and socialize. Students may also go online to ask their teachers or friends if they have any doubts about studies. It also depends on how the user of technology uses it. With technology, we could clear our doubts about the social media.

Side: YES
8 points

In my opinion,I agree to technology being more of a boon than a bane in society.In the first place,technology was created and developed so that life would be made easier for us.It has indeed made our life easy,comfortable,simple and luxurious.Technology has gifted mankind with various boon but I feel that technology have blessed mankind with two very important aspects-facility of communication and creation of time.(Point)

Facility of communication

Creation of phones,fax,paging services,video conferencing are examples of a few communciation facility that the human mind has been able to conveice with the aid of technology.All these have made any parts of the world easily assesable with the internet.Technology has ensured that one can communiciate with anyone on land,in air or under the sea.(Elaboration+Evidence)

Create of time

With computers,it can do more things at less time with its ability to save time and human efforts.Its ability to work on data and to reach the logical end of a particular task is priceless.But however,they are programmed by humans and do not have their own personal thinking.They would then not be able to do things that only humans can do and be given other tasks.Therefore,in the modern world people juggle more tasks and responsibilties at the same time of being efficent and productive.They would then be needed to multi task.(Elaboration+Evidence)

Rebuttal

This is where the disadvantage part of technology comes.When multi-tasking,it deprives a human being from enjoying his task because he no longer focusses on the task at hand but rather focusses on the process of juggling many tasks at the same time.Such an activity also leads to unneccesary stress.Stress is the bane of technology.With computers doing most of the things,unemployment occurs.(Elaboration+Evidence)

With all these evidences,I can conclude that technology is more of a boon than a bane.

(by wei hao)

Side: YES
7 points

Yes i agree, that technology is more boon than bane to society.It is because it depends on how the user,uses the computer.For example, students can use internet for good purpose than a bad purpose.Like some students who want to use good way like finding information for their project and such.Some technology also give us thing we do to enjoy our life.

Side: YES
7 points

I Believe That Technology Is A More Of A Boon In Society Because We Can Do A lot Of Things With The Computer. We Can Communicate With Friends Or Relative From Far Away Places Like "Facbook" Unlike The Snail Mail. If You Were To Compare The Difference Between How Long It Takes To Send A Mail Using The Snail Mail And An E-Mail, The E-Mail Is The Fastest. A Letter Sent Can Take Days To Reach A Particular Person However It Only Takes A Second For An E-Mail To Reach Into Someone's Inbox Within Seconds. Therefore, The Efficiency Between The Power Of Technology And Without Technology Is Extremely Big.

- Kenny

Side: YES
6 points

Yes I agree. People can misuse technology and bully others through the technology. People often use the internet to cyber bully their victims. Cyber bully often causes more harm than physical bully. Cyber bully can occur anywhere and anytime.

Side: YES
6 points

Yes I agree beacause People can misuse technology to insult their friends that they hate especially cyber bully. Cyber bully often causes more harm than physical bully. Cyber bully can occur everytime and everywhere.It can lead people to death as the person insulted him/her as the victim feel so hurt....

Side: YES
6 points

They say younger people have shorter attention spans, thanks to technology. If that’s the case, then we need to tailor our pedagogy for more engaging activities. People who are anti-technology still want us to teach the way people have for hundreds of years in a method call intensive-explicit – I stand in the front of the classroom and tell you what you need to know.

Is that how we learn nowadays? Let’s say I wasn’t helpful and didn’t provide a definition of intensive-explicit instruction, but you wanted to know what it meant. What would you do? Google it, of course. That’s the power of technology: I can learn so much about the world through my own sense of discovery. The trick for today’s teachers is to instill that sense of discovery, and traditional intensive-explicit instruction will not foster that independence.

It’s not about throwing technology into the classroom for the sake of having bells and whistles. It’s about teaching kids that these wonderful devices and programs are powerful tools that can help expand their minds and creativity.

But the naysayers believe technology stifles creativity. Go to this website then come back and continue your argument. Thanks to Web 2.0, we have the ability to create, manipulate and communicate in ways unheard of in a traditional classroom. Fifteen years ago, I wasn’t able to work on a project with my classmates via Google Talk and the collaborative tools that Google Drive provides. Now the journalism class I teach can use Drive in the same way a professional newsroom would use a news-editing program – and it’s free!

Technology gives teachers tools that we could never have without a lot of preparation and supplies. Plus, these tools are available out-of-the-classroom, so kids can continue their learning when the bell rings. I create video lessons on a new concept that the students must watch at home. When they come to class, they can apply their skill and knowledge of the concept, and I can assess their knowledge and make corrections on the spot. It’s called the flipped classroom, and it’s a very good way to infuse technology into modern teaching standards.

The argument that kids can’t learn life skills through technology is preposterous. The problem is that people see technology as just Angry Birds, Facebook, YouTube music videos, and word processors that fix your spelling and grammar problems. That does exist, but so do tools that can enlighten your mind like nothing else.

Supporting Evidence: Technology (4.bp.blogspot.com)
Side: YES
3 points

Let’s say I wasn’t helpful and didn’t provide a definition of intensive-explicit instruction, but you wanted to know what it meant. What would you do? Google it, of course. That’s the power of technology

Side: YES
5 points

Yes, I do agree that technology is more of a boon than a bane as it has improved all kinds of work in our daily life, without technology, there's no google, which means there's no extra information that we could find on the internet.

Side: YES
1 point

Teachers will always ask us to do a lot of research , projects and assignments online. That explains that we need technology to do all of this.

Side: YES
4 points

Yes I agree beacause People can misuse technology to insult their friends that they hate especially cyber bully. Cyber bully often causes more harm than physical bully. Cyber bully can occur everytime and everywhere.It can lead people to death as the person insulted him/her as the victim feel so hurt....

Side: YES

It's more of a Boon because today I saw Bane get his ass kicked by Batman in The Dark Knight Rises ;)

Side: YES
1 point

Heh. I just got back from watching that, too. To be fair, though, Bane kicked Batman's ass in the middle of the movie.

Side: YES

Batman was out of shape. It took a few months to get back in shape. Plus he's an old man..., with a cane! ;)

Side: YES
1 point

This explains alot. Technology also helps alot when u need to do a research or studies. As you know, ever since technology rise, teachers have been giving us a lot of researches, projects and online assignments to do. Hence, teachers have to be grateful for that technology is there, hence it lessens their burden.

Supporting Evidence: Technology helps (weknowmemes.com)
Side: YES
1 point

technology can help in many ways like when we are in overseas , we can also search information about the historical past of some countries to know more about it

Side: YES
1 point

i totally agree with the point! Imagine a day without your mobile phone.. or for that matter the fan!! Technology has done more good than harm.. and there's no pretence in that.

Side: YES
2 points

Adding to this, it has facilitated our lives significantly with regard to internet, microwave, nanotechnology.

The pros of technology undeniably outweigh the cons.

Side: YES
1 point

I Agree that technology is a boon than a bane because it helps us in everyday life

Side: YES
1 point

it is the technology which has transformed mankind from stone age civilisation to quick access,fast delivery,less input and more output.

Side: YES
1 point

The dividends associated to technology is far more numerous that the cons. Whether is is a boon or bane depends largely on the user himself.

Nonetheless, let us not narrow of thinking.

While some people make use of the web cam chats to communicate with relatives abroad, others are misusing it for cheap discussion. The number of despicable characters using chats for ...is phenomenal these days!

So to say, it all depends on the mentality of the user.

Side: YES
1 point

Im sorry to be anal, but technology has been around since the wheel.

and in the sixties I belive they had motor cars, phones, wireless, TV. penicillin xrays etc, you get where I;m going though.

In the fifties Child Birth was still a serious concern.

Recently my step daughter was told she had a degenerative eye disease and would be blind before she was 30.

however the doctors replaced her lens with an artificial one and replaaced her iris (I think).

A vaccine for small pox etc I could keep going on.

It is a direct result of technology which has allowed the species to be so succesfull.

sorry to ramble, peace all (and forgive my spelling)

Side: YES
1 point

yeah definitely technology is more a boon to a society bcoz its one of the main reasons why we are leadin this wonderful life full of facalties and amenities right now. even a small kid surfs internet now if he gets a small assignment in his school...

the advantages of IT spread to huge distances and no possible precise argument 4 dis exists.

but anything that has advantages is bound to have disadvantages. im neglecting these demerits bcoz even if each and every person of this world neglects and stops using this wonderful technology, the bad from this world is not gonna end. the ones who use this technology falsely now will continue to find different methods to violate and do illegal crimes even after this technology era is put an end to....

thus at the end of the day this proves to be more of a boon than a bane to the society and the welfare of the society is totally dependant upon the one who uses it.

Side: YES
1 point

Yes, I agree with the title 'Technology is more boon than a bane in the society'. As is known to us, without technology, a lot of diseases can't be cured.

Side: YES
1 point

Technology revolutionizes the way we live, in an overall positive way. Along the years, technology have provided us with numerous platforms for us to enhance our way of life. It automates tedious and laborious chores such as washing clothes, mopping the floor and climbing the stairs. Obviously, these give us ease and comfort in our lives as we no longer need to dedicate ourselves to these jobs, allowing us to have a more carefree and less tiring life, significantly improving our quality of life. Although it would be unfair to disagree technology threatens our job security, it does however, serves to displace low skilled workers and shift them towards higher skilled industries. By automating simple, yet tedious jobs, it replaces many of these low-skilled workers, forcing them to upgrade and improve themselves to fit in a higher skilled industry. This also means they enjoy better wages, allowing them to have a better and more comfortable life, hence certainly improving their lives.In such a case, technology is more of a boon than a bane to society, considering the overall effect it has on society.

Side: YES
-3 points
-5 points
-20 points
Jo1998(15) Disputed
10 points

technology is not always an advantage in our daily life. Looking back in time , people in the 1960s also have no techonology , and they survived and live happily and also, tecnology is expensive and some people cannot afford to pay it. so i think that technology is not really advantage.

Side: NO
UR10EC065(2) Disputed
1 point

food,oil,some of the natural resources are the things whose value in the market is increasing.infact it is the technology which keeps decreasing its price like mobile,pc.

Side: YES
9 points

I disaree with the title 'Technology is more boon than a bane in the society' as social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Skype are 'spoling' people in my opinion. Many are addicted to such networks especially Teenagers. In every 10 people only 2 use the technology for good uses. If technology was not this advance we would not have social networks/websites such as Facebook, Twitter and others. Which would have resulted in lesser cases,crimes,offences and even deaths.

Evidences from The Straits Times:

- Spanish man blogs Bangkok suicide on Facebook

- 'Facebook depression' fears unfounded: US study

Written By:Daarshini (10) 2N1

Side: NO
Shuhadah(11) Disputed
4 points

yes, they may get addicted somehow.. but usually, when parents see that their child is not getting off the computer, they can sense that something would happen.. therefore, from there, parents could bring their child to counselling or just control their use on computer as such that they set a schedule. therefore, i storngly disagree to your point.

Side: YES
podcast(10) Disputed
3 points

No is not true as social network can cause people under depression and sucidal, it also can cause positive impact on people like giving them new hopes of life. (done by wei hao)

Side: YES
Safwan98(15) Disputed
3 points

True that social networking does spoil the society and you spell disagree wrongly :P

Anyway, do you ever think of the advantage?

For example, social networking allow:

-school to communicate to their student privately or openly

-students can communicate to each other through social networking

(safwan, 2n1)

Side: YES
Hariharan(7) Disputed
3 points

No i disagree of what you had just said. technology does not spoil the society.It is because not all social networking are danderous like youtube and such.Some social networking, like facebook are places that you can find out things like "what did you guys do during school time or what are the homeworks that were given during that day".this is why social networking is not dangerous as you thing.

Side: NO
keerthika(12) Disputed
3 points

I disagree with daarshini's point as firstly, she still have to elaborate on the term'spoiling' as we identify how teenagers are using the social networks based on their exploration.Each teenager have their own way of using website but mostly they use it for good purposes.Secondly, she mend that a person who suicided and another who had depression. well, i would like to say that this causes are from influences as teenagers get influenced by their peers and decide to make friendship with others and get into these kind of problems

Side: YES
munchikenny(3) Disputed
1 point

I Have To Disagree With That But I Think That Social Networking Sites Is Not All That Bad. There Is Many People Who Emphasis On The Effects Of Such Cyber-Bullying. One Example Is Our School FaceBook's Page:

SCSS Network [Official]

Side: YES
Facadeon(510) Disputed
1 point

MEDICINES HAVE SAVED THE WORLD FROM BEING TAKEN OVER FROM DISEASE EPIDEMICS, WHICH COULD OF RESULTED IN HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF MORE DEAD PEOPLE, OR EVEN A BILLION OR TWO LIVES SAVED.

Side: YES
Nox0(1393) Disputed
1 point

FB has billion users and you have found 2 suicides, Foxcon has 300 000 employees but thousand suicides, should we banned manual labor because it makes people sad? :D

Side: YES
8 points

I disagree. This is because with the advance in technology, there are more and more cases of cyberbully. In extreme situations, teenagers become suicidal because they go through enomous emotional stress. In USA, there was such a case as this. She quarrelled with a classmate and the classmate's mother impersonated as an admirer who communicated with the victim and eventually drove her to suicide when she hurt her emotionally using harsh words. Therefore, I think that technology may not necessarily be a boon to society.

Side: NO
Safwan98(15) Disputed
7 points

True, there may be an increase in cyberbullying. However, cyberbullying can be avoided such as changing the private or profile settings in social networking(where all the cyberbullying usually happen). Cyberbullying can also be taken down by informing the school or the police in extreme situation.

(submitted by Safwan 2N1)

Side: YES
1 point

True, and technology is not the main cause to cyberbullying. Cyberbullying can be prevented, like Safwan says we can private our profile settings. Other ways such as parents educating their kids about the consequences of cyberbullying will help. To stop it once it starts, it's easy, because their motives differ and the responses to each type of cyberbullying incident has to differ too.

Side: YES
clement(13) Disputed
6 points

I disagree. If we dont have technology, we could not have fun and also we might not even heppen if there is no punishment, there will not be any cyberbullying.

Side: NO
S9638693A(12) Disputed
5 points

Without technology, people from different country is unable to contact with one another. so technology is a boon to the society.

Side: YES
xiaoyao(5) Disputed
1 point

Yeah, the reason what you have said is just one part of the title 'Technology is more boon than a bane in the society' !

Side: YES
Safwan98(15) Disputed
0 points

Wrong S9638693A.

Humans can still live without technology. For example, you say that you will be unable to contact with one another in other countries without technology. But humans have develop many things in the past to contact each other without technology. For example in the past, humans used ships to past on their message to their relatives. In the 18th to 19th century, Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. Which revolutionize the communication media. Therefore, people can still communicate with low tech technology. Though you say 'without technology'. I think that is impossible. Even the invention of primitive wheels in Mesopotamia in the 4th millenium century is considered a technology. If you know what I mean.

(safwan, 2N1)

Side: NO
YelynChua(11) Disputed
4 points

I disagree. There is a larger population of people who use the technology to do meaningful things like creating a web for donating funds, for people to share informations on certain subjects they are insterested about. Example like the Yahoo Answers, people comment about the things they think, letting the person who's asking the question have more thinking point. Therefore, I think that technology is a boon to society.

Written by Yelyn Chua

Side: YES
hngshaoyou Disputed
1 point

This is not true. Nowadays, people love to comment about positive or negitive and people who seen their comment would try to argue what's right or wrong.Also, they have less mistakes to make that kind of mistakes by deleted away.

Side: YES
Emmanuell(16) Disputed
10 points

I disagree. Now technology is better, It depends on the people who uses technology if they want to use it for negative ways than positive stuffs. Therefore we cannot say that people use technology for negative things because it depends on other people's attitude.

Side: NO
RaachelLai(10) Disputed
1 point

I disagree. Large amout of people uses the Internet to search for information as its easier and faster and some people uses the Internet to create a website such that they can help raise fund for the ones in help.

Side: YES
jackng(13) Disputed
1 point

Technology can also be use usefully and it can help our live to be more easier.It also how you want to use the technology for harm or good.For example a student use the social networking to use to allow people to know about his product.(Jack)

Side: YES
Lydia(11) Disputed
1 point

Parents or adults are have to place an important role in these cases. Parents tend to overreact. Most children will avoid telling their parents about a cyberbullying incident fearing they will only make things worse.Parents need to be supportive of their child during this time. Parents need to be the one trusted place their children can go when things go wrong online and offline.Parents need to know about what their child is feeling about being a victim. Parents need to guide them and to tell them that suicide and hurting themselves are doing them no good at all.

Side: YES
nimielking Disputed
-1 points

It is true, but then there are ways to prevent cyberbulling and this process has been implimented already.

Side: YES
8 points

I disagree that Technology is more of a boon than a bane to society . Techonology can cause harm to users if users do not take precautions . Users often misuse the advantage such as cyber bullying and pornography . Users often neglect the importance while surfing the internet. Today's techonology has been taken to greater heights and users can disguise as someone they are not. For example , young girls are often prey on by older men and these young girls are always taken advantage of. Therefore i disagree that Technology is more of a boon than a bane to society

Side: NO
6 points

I disagree. Misusues of technology create diseases,like lazinesss,obesity,etc.There is no privacy , and now people are now worried that thier private information is made known to public.

Side: NO
WenNing(10) Disputed
5 points

I strongly disagree on what you have say.

It is the teenagers decision on what they should do. Laziness and obesity is something that can be prevent if they go out more and hang out with thier friends. Some Social netsites allow us to change our privacy setting and thus now a days people do not have to worry that thier private information will be made to public.

Side: YES
darrelyip Disputed
1 point

If the parent do not let the child out how?? thay will also have to surf the internet

Side: NO
darrelyip Disputed
1 point

laziness is not a diease!!!! obesity is also not a diease

Side: YES
haidahamdan(8) Disputed
1 point

i disagree to your perspective about the part when you are talking about diseases. firstly, lazyness is not a disease. it all depends on the user of technology. they need to manage their time and use it on their own daily basis whenever they have free time. since technology is now modernize, the users are now becoming smarter and smarter. they will know how to prevent themselves from being cyberbullied and they will also know how to protect their own information.

Side: YES
5 points

yes i agree. As technology is very important to our lives, and if we dont have technology we cannot servive.If we do not have technology, we could have been extict.

Example if we do not have technology, we do not have weapons, we might not have shelther, food or might have been killed. Technology also give us things to do so we could enjoy our lives more. ( by clement)

Side: NO
7 points

Bane:a person or thing that ruins or spoils: Gambling was the bane of his existence.

2. a deadly poison (often used in combination, as in the names of poisonous plants): wolfsbane; henbane.

3. death; destruction; ruin.

4. Obsolete . that which causes death or destroys life: entrapped and drowned beneath the watery bane.

Side: YES
7 points

boon1    /bun/ Show Spelled[boon] Show IPA

noun

1. something to be thankful for; blessing; benefit.

2. something that is asked; a favor sought.

Side: YES
jackng(13) Disputed
5 points

Technology is no as important as the past do not have technology to enjoy but they can servive and live on.The networking site is cause harm to other and many are downloading music or video without permission from owner.(By Jack)

Side: NO
5 points

Yes i agree.Technology helps us in your dialy life.Technology like computers assist us Secondary students in our homeworks and we can even find answers for answers on our homeworks on the internet using technology.If we search on Google for any Math or Science answers they are sure to appear.So all these points show that technology is not more a boon than bane to the society.

(Submitted By:Mervin Liaw)

Side: NO
5 points

no i disagree . Technology can be more of a bane than a boon because it can destroy our lives by getting acddicted to it . Technology such as handphones and computers are no longer only used to help us to do our work , it is used to communicate with each other . It is good if used in moderation but society nowadays has taken it to a higher level . Teenagers nowadays spend 3/4 of the day using their phones or computers . Either playing computer games , texting or using their social media such as twitter and facebook . Therefore technology is more a bane than a boon to society .

Side: NO
Shuhadah(11) Disputed
3 points

Whenever the students are at home, they may use technology moderately. Even if they overuse technology, parents have the rightys to control them by either confisticating their phones or controlling the time they use on the computer, therefore, i do not agree with your point . :)

Side: YES
5 points

I disagree that technology is more a boon than a bane to society because people use techonology like computer to play game and not for studying. Games include

"counter-strike,black-shot,audition and many more." As a result of playing to much games their result suffers. For example, I am one of them which once played to much games and fail almost all my subjects.Therefore I disagree that technology is more a boon than a bane. :D subscribe plz:D

(Logan Lau)

Side: NO
BrandonGoh Disputed
5 points

i disagree with you because people can create their own timetable and follow it like having 1 hour to play and study for 1 to 2 hours. In that case it will be easy for them to pass their exam and might even score As for exam. People always say that threr are times to play hard and times to study hard. For example, my friend and i tried to do somthing which i were to create a timetable, one with 1 hour for playing time and 2 hour of studing time, the other was did the oppsite way. In the end the one with 1 hour of playing was a sucess.

Side: YES
5 points

I disagree that technology is more of a boon than a bane to society. Technology, like the internet can cause harm to the user who is using it, for example, cyber bullying. Users can also get pranked with online advertisements causing them to waste their money on the fake advertisement.If users are not careful enough, they might be talking to strangers online and give out personal information such as facebook, twitter and etc. Therefore i disagree that technology is more of a boon than a bane to society.

Side: NO
2 points

I feel that because of technology people spend a lot of time on surfing sites rather than spending time with people and even you dont know that the person you are talking to is actually what is claims to be moreover there is a lot problems in studies of the students as they are mostly seen chatting with their friends on net as it is said 'everyone likes to use facebook, but no one likes to face the book.'

Side: NO
2 points

yes techonology can help us in many ways but technology is also sometimes faulty. because of technology mostly students are distracted

Side: NO
1 point

yes it is as there are no enough technology they are greed for more

Side: NO
1 point

I disagree that technology is more a boon than a bane to society. Users nowadays especially teenagers often misuse technology thus take advantage of technology that make them phsically and mentally addicted. For example, instead of using the internet to do projects or online assignments, they surf the net to play games, chat on Facebook, blog etc for their personal needs. Therefore, I think that technology may not be a boon to society.

Side: NO
1 point

technology is not more boon than a bane to society in my view ...

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Side: NO
Cynical(1946) Disputed
1 point

This isn't even an argument. The link you used isn't even relevant to technology.

Side: YES